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Re: Facebook

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:13 am

I seriously want Facebook to stop messing with us..... :angry-banghead: :angry-screaming:


Facebook's 'massive' Thursday announcement: 6 predictions

By The Week | The Week – 22 hrs ago



The social media giant is expected to present something really, really big this week... but what?

Since Google+ launched over the summer, Facebook has been adding oodles of new features and tweaks. (Have you looked at your newsfeed today?) But it's widely expected that Facebook will make a "massive," game-changing announcement on Thursday — something much bigger than the recent additions of Subscriptions, new photo-tagging rules, and even the revamped newsfeed. What might it be? Here, six theories:

1. A whole new way to consume media

Facebook may "unveil a media platform that will allow people to easily share their favorite music, television shows, and movies, effectively making the basic profile page a primary entertainment hub," says Ben Sisaro in The New York Times. It's believed that Mark Zuckerberg and Co. have cut a deal with Spotify and Rhapsody, two popular cloud-based music services, along with a number of smaller media companies. The agreements would reportedly allow a user's profile page to display whatever media he or she is consuming via these services. "If it works the way it is supposed to, it would be the nirvana of interoperability," says consultant Ted Cohen.

2. A whole new look
"Facebook plans to roll out a major redesign of user profiles" to go with the new media-sharing capabilities, says Ben Parr at Mashable. While details remain skimpy, it's rumored that profiles will be more "sticky," in an attempt to try and get users to remain on them for longer. The redesign might also be part of a "larger push into social ecommerce." Is a Facebook app store on the way?

3. Some new buttons
There's buzz that Facebook will unveil "new buttons on the wall that will begin introducing some granularity to the 'Like' concept," says Leena Rao at TechCrunch. These buttons will reportedly be "Read," "Listen," and "Watched" — allowing users to note on friends' walls what media they've consumed. It will also allow Facebook to gather a wealth of information about users that it can then share with advertisers, allowing for micro-targeted ads. Handy!

4. A movie rental service
"In another effort to make Facebook's website 'stickier,' Facebook may officially debut a movie rental service," says Sarah Jacobsson Purewal at PCWorld. The company has already offered a handful of movie titles from Warner Bros. and Miramax, but it might announce a much more comprehensive offering. With all of Netflix's issues of late, "it might be the time to really strike."

5. A retro photo-filter app

Instagram, the iPhone app that allows users to take snapshots, imbue them with retro colors and effects, and share them with friends, has been a big success, and it's rumored that Facebook wants a piece of the action, says Jacobsson Purewal. Reportedly, Facebook is considering launching its own photo-sharing app with retro filters that would be a mix of Instagram and Color, and, theoretically, overtake them both.

6. And... something for the iPad

"It's hard to believe, but the world's most popular social network still doesn't have an official iPad app," says Jacobsson Purewal. Maybe Facebook will finally announce its iPad app... or a secret endeavor called "Project Spartan." Spartan would reportedly let Facebook bypass Apple and all its rules with a "totally revamped mobile website," all in HTML5, that would allow users to easily use the social network through a tablet browser, rather than an official app.

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Re: Facebook

Postby bob_rx2000 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:11 pm

Well, there are 750 million FB users who get their use for free and don't have to use FB at all. Sort of like a TV, if you don't like what is on, turn it off. I was chatting with some Google marketing types the other day about use of Google+ at schools. They are all hot to get all sorts of social networking going with students. My point was that my life was fine before social networking and if I didn't have it tomorrow, my life would probably still be OK.
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Re: Facebook

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Re: Facebook

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:10 pm

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Re: Facebook

Postby Spider » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:55 pm

I think itd be interesting if Facebook just took themselves down for a week. Just a week. The world would explode. And people would be mad that they didnt have access to the completely free service provided to them, to which they have no entitlement. Now, im on facebook a lot...I just think itd be an interesting social exercise.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Shinigami » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:58 pm

It would be boring, twitter users, bloggers, and media outlets would fuss about it. Then forget about it.
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Re: Facebook

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:37 pm

Technology Don‘t Fall Victim to the ’Remove Timeline’ Facebook Scam


Facebook users are slowly converting their profiles to the new Timeline style, which will be inevitable for all users eventually, but with that comes some pining for the old Facebook style. Some scam artists are capitalizing on those who want to reverse and go back.

But according to Gizmodo, once you switch to Timeline, there is no going back and users should beware of scammers offering them wishful methods to return to the old look. According to Inside Facebook, there are 16 pages related to Timeline among the top search results that are scams with more than 71,000 likes:


The social network has been unable to keep up with the volume of pages that are fraudulent or otherwise in violation of Facebook terms. There are few, if any, preventative measures to keep these pages from being created. The company relies on users to report pages after the fact. Systems prioritize these reports and a team of reviewers respond by removing the page or alerting law enforcement if necessary. With 800 million people using the site, many issues can be resolved this way, but the new crop of Timeline-related scams shows the need for improvement, both in reducing Facebook scams and helping users understand how to protect themselves.

Any site saying you can reverse Timeline is reported to be a scam.

All Facebook users can do is accept that Timeline is here to stay and avoid trying to go back. Once users switch over to Facebook, they do have seven days to approve the profile before it goes public.

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Re: Facebook

Postby Happy Mom » Sat May 19, 2012 10:20 pm

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries longtime girlfriend



May 19, 2012, 6:54 p.m.

A day after taking his company public and raising his wealth to more than $19 billion, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend.

The 28-year-old entrepreneur posted the news on his Facebook timeline Saturday evening, adding a life event reading "Married Priscilla Chan."


Chan and Zuckerberg -- who, based on the photo he posted, wore a suit jacket at the wedding rather than his usual hoodie -- had been dating since the early days of Facebook. They met as Harvard students and have been together more than nine years, according to the Associated Press.

Fewer than 100 people attended the wedding, and those guests arrived under the impression that they would be celebrating Chan's recent graduation from UC San Francisco's medical school, according to a tweet from a Huffington Post editor.

The wedding was held in the backyard of Zuckerberg's Palo Alto, Calif., home.

Chan's ring featured only a "very simple ruby," a source authorized by the couple to speak told the AP.

The wedding capped a busy week for Zuckerberg.

His birthday and Chan's graduation from medical school were both Monday, and on Friday, he rang the Nasdaq Stock Market's bell from Facebook headquarters in California on his company's first day of trading on the public market.

Facebook's shares were priced at $38 Thursday and got off to a hot start Friday, opening at $42.05. They briefly shot up to $45 but traded around the $40 mark for most of the day before closing at $38.23.
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Re: Facebook

Postby raycyrx » Sun May 20, 2012 9:03 am

In other FB and South Bend news... the Tribune switched to Facebook accounts for users to comment on articles. This means one must have a FB account to see comments. It's an attempt to have real names (and pictures) used for their comments section. That means outing people that have previously posted anonymously. So I created a new FB account just for, "Ray Cyrx."

Meanwhile, the settings are somehow screwed up as it is apparent that not all can see all comments.

IOW, another case of the Tribune shooting themselves in the foot.
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Facebook stock continues to freefall

Postby Shinigami » Tue May 22, 2012 2:42 pm

In business news Facebook stock's continues to free fall. The third largest IPO has been what many industry analysts believe speculation and and over valued hype.

Personally, I think the stock will plateau around $28 a share for a lil while and then continue to slowly lose value over time. I personally predict FB stock to be worth less than $20 in a couple years
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